Tag: 2004

Calayan Rail discovered in 2004

Calayan Rail Thamnophilus divisorius LEAST CONCERN A new species of bird has been discovered on a remote island in the northern Philippines, by a team of Filipino and British wildlife researchers. The Calayan Rail is a relative of the internationally familiar Moorhen, with bright red beak and legs contrasting strikingly with its dark plumage. But […]

Acre Antshrike discovered in 2004

Acre Antshrike Thamnophilus divisorius LEAST CONCERN The Acre Antshrike (Thamnophilus divisorius) is a member of the antbird family (Thamnophilidae). Its closest relatives are the Streak-backed Antshrike and the Amazonian Antshrike (Whitney et al. 2004). It was discovered in 1996 in the Acre Arch uplands in the state of Acre in Brazil, and described as a […]

Togian Hawk owl discovered in 2004

Togian Hawk-owl Ninox burhani NEAR THREATENED On Christmas night (25 December) 1999, in the village of Benteng on Togian Island, three unidentified hawk-owls were watched by torchlight, hunting from perches in a garden. They were medium-sized true owls, lacking ear tufts, with a dark, pale-scalloped mantle, darkish facial disc, grey bill, white underwings and undertail […]